Olympic Training Log: December 12-December 18

runners racing at Den Hague

A race in Den Hague

December 12, 1987

Rest day.

December 13, 1987

PM: Raced Cross-Cup X-C race in Den Hague. 3500m 11:26. 2nd to Veronique Collard (11:14). Good race, went out hard, felt good except still have heel bursitis. Knee OK. 6 miles counting warmup, warmdown.

December 14, 1987

AM: Swim 50 lengths 37:30.

PM: Combination weights—”strength-pull” and quite a bit of legs. Worked hard 62 min.

December 15, 1987

AM: Ran 10-mile course at Von Karman 66:05. Actally ran very hard but lost 1 min in first kilometre because started in darkness. Ran very well in middle section, feet killing me near the end. Still have heel bursitis but isn’t getting worse. Knee OK.

PM: Jogged to lake, did 4 circuits, 2 each direction. Times 5:05, 4:51, (?), 4:51. Pleased with times because felt quite tired from this morning. Feet very sore but warmed up. Knee OK, a bit sore after. 5½ miles.

December 16, 1987

AM: Swim 50 lengths 37:15.

AM-2: Did “push-strength” workout plus situps, hamstring curls, hypers, 64 min. Feet improving, knee bad today.

December 17, 1987

AM: Swim 50 lengths 37:33.

PM: Rode bike 2hr 10min—pushed quite hard on lake ring road and 3 sets on road near Von Karman. Knee almost better but bursitis in heel still bad.

December 18

AM: Rode bike just over 1 hr. Did 8 circuits on lake ring road—most loops just under 7 min.

AM2: Weights—”pull-strength-endurance” plus snatches, squats, hamstring curls, extension, stomach exercises on Universal. Worked hard. 1 hr. Heel a bit better today, still has funny “aching” feeling. Heel much worse at night after walking a lot.

This week: 21½ miles running, 2 bike workouts, 3 swims, 3 weight workouts.

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